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Lamar Odom Breaks His Silence Following Kobe Bryant's Death: "It feels like a long-lasting nightmare"

Lamar Odom breaks his silence following Kobe Bryant's death: "Feels like a long-lasting nightmare"
January 28, 2020 - 21:55 / Laura Pérez

Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant always delighted fans during NBA games; they were really close not only "on the field" but also "off the field." The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has just broken his silence after losing his longtime friend Kobe, who passed away on January, 26, 2020. Get the full story here...

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and professional basketball player Lamar Odom paid tribute to his longtime friend Kobe Bryant, who passed away this Sunday in a helicopter accident. During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Odom told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "It seems rather surreal. It feels like a long-lasting nightmare. I’m gonna miss him dearly. His tutelage. His strong will."

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Lamar Odom #7 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, 2006

Lamar Odom feels blessed he was able to share time with Kobe Bryant

Lamar Odom, who was joined by her fiancée Sabrina Parr, added that he feels blessed he "was able to rub shoulders with that man, and have a little bit of that magical dust sprinkled off on me." Then host Susanna Reid mentioned that listening to Lamar's words felt as if a part of him had been ripped away. "I can just imagine how his children and wife and his mother and father feel right now," added the 40-year-old NBA star.

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Lamar Odom says this is the first time he feels such pain since his son passed away

Lamar Odom, who won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, compared his longtime friend's death with his son's death, "I haven’t really felt a pain or a shock like this since my son passed away in 2006," he said. 

Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers. Kobe and Gianna are survived by the NBA star's wife Vanessa, and their daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.

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These picture are just the tip of the iceberg of our relationship. He taught me so many things in life that were necessary on and off the court. On the court he taught me how to carve out defenses and how to take my time. How to make winning my ultimate goal. Off the court he taught me to sign my own checks lol. Of course anyone who knows my story knows I've suffered a lot of loss but the only loss I can compare this to is when I lost my son. Even though our relationship wasn't father/son, it was more like him being a teacher and me being his brother. I'm glad I got to be the ying to your yang as far as the locker room was concerned. It was my pleasure. I couldn't even catch my breath today when I heard this news. I just knew if he was in a helicopter crash he would have been the one to survive. Somehow he would have jumped out and landed on his feet. I'm sitting here thinking about when we would be in practice scrimmaging and you would start the jump ball off with elbowing Sasha in the chest. Like dude it's 10:30 in the morning lol. You think watching him play was crazy, you gotta think in practice if you scored like 8-9 buckets throughout the practice you had a great practice. I've seen him knock off 13-14 in a row in practice!!!! I'm still waiting for the media to come out and say wrong report. No way God took my brother this early. I know I been through my own stuff in life with using drugs and not being good to myself. When I went through that Coma situation if God would have came to me and said we would take me and spare Kobe I would have rather that happened. In honor of my brother I'm up at 4am tomorrow to get to the gym! Gigi gone give you buckets!!!! I love you brother @kobebryant

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